1 a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else [syn: quotation mark, inverted comma]
1 repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her" [syn: cite]
2 name the price of; "quote prices for cars"
3 refer to for illustration or proof; "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior" [syn: cite]
4 put quote marks around; "Here the author is quoting his colleague"
- Rhymes: -əʊt
- To refer to a statement that has been made by someone else.
- To prepare a summary of work to be done and set a price.
- In the context of "Commerce": To name the current price of.
to refer to a statement that has been made by someone else
- Czech: citovat
- French: citer
- Polish: cytować
to name the current price of a financial security
- Czech: kótovat, kotovat
Usage notesIn technically accurate English, "quote" is not a noun—it is a verb. For meanings 1, 3, 4 above use "quotation"; for 2 use "quotation mark". "Quote" has seen common use for well over a hundred years, however, so if you misuse it you are still likely to be understood and are unlikely to be corrected except in a highly formal or academic context.
a statement attributed to someone else
- Polish: cytat
a quotation mark
- Polish: cudzysłów
a summary of work to be done with a set price
- Polish: cytat
- Plural of quota
Quote can refer to:
- Financial quote or sales quote, commercial statement detailing a set of products and services to be purchased in a single transaction by one party from another for a defined price
- Nested quote, quotation inside a quotation
- Pull-quote and Block quote, methods to highlight quotations in texts or on webpages
- Quotation and quasi-quotation, something that is quoted (a direct quotation, for example; see the page on APA Style)
- Quotation mark, Quotation mark glyphs, Air quotes, Scare quotes and Quotation mark, non-English usage: punctuation marks and their usage
- Quote (Cave Story), main fictional character
- Quote notation, representation of certain rational numbers
- Quote mining, compiling quotations
- Quote... Unquote panel game on BBC Radio 4
- Quoted-printable, encoding method for data transmission
- Win quote, phrase spoken by a game character after a win
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